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More Women Trying Firearms, Learning about Getting Armed at ‘Shoot Like A Girl’ Mobile Range
America's 1st Freedom ^ | October 21, 2019 | Zita Ballinger Fletcher

Posted on 10/22/2019 10:03:35 PM PDT by DoodleBob

Popularity continues to increase in an innovative way for women to become familiar and hone their skills with firearms through the Shoot Like A Girl 2019 Great American Tour.

This year about 2,455 women participated in the mobile firearms, range-training program that is housed in a traveling semi-tractor trailer.

“It is extremely popular,” Karen Butler, president and founder of Shoot Like A Girl (SLG2 Inc.) told America’s 1st Freedom. “This year we’ve had the longest lines we have ever had, with people waiting for half an hour before we even opened.”

Some female participants visit the range in order to overcome fear of firearms, which is something that the instructors help them to accomplish.

“We never know the experience of someone coming to the trailer. We’ve had ladies who witnessed gun violence, gun suicides or were victims of violence themselves,” Butler commented. “It is always amazing to watch them overcome their fears with such courage.”

The trailer (53 feet long, 8 feet wide and 13.5 feet tall) contains a military-grade firearm simulator that allows women age 16 and older to practice shooting a 9 mm pistol and .223 rifle. There is also a live-fire archery range. The program is completely free of cost.

“I started the company because I wanted every women to feel the confidence that comes from aiming at a target, squeezing the trigger or releasing an arrow and feeling that inner pride that comes from hitting where you were aiming,” said Butler. “It is a confidence that can transcend to so many other places of your life.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; trends; women

1 posted on 10/22/2019 10:03:35 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

More special privileges due to gyny.

2 posted on 10/22/2019 10:26:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

In this case the alternative is all these women voting for ever more gun controls because “ew, firearms icky” and other incorrect concepts of firearms. Education about the reality of firearms leads to less supporters of gun control.

Which do you want? More 2nd Amendment supporters? Or more gun control voters?

3 posted on 10/22/2019 11:58:24 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

My, my. Some woman done you wrong, did she or where you always a misogynist?

4 posted on 10/23/2019 2:57:31 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: Spktyr

Many years ago, I took the NRA womens’personal protection class with my .45 Megastar. Neither the instructor nor her retired Marine husband mentioned that a .45 might be a bit much for a girl. They didn’t want to plant that seed in my head.

They told me later that nobody else had ever showed up with a 45.

An ex had convinced me to buy it. Turns out, he was right. I ended up putting a lot of rounds through that gun and she was very reliable.

After that, everything feels like a toy.

The moral of the story is that having a class specifically for women matters. I just went to another women’s class at our local indoor range. Coming from SoCal, I had no indoor shooting experience and I was rusty.

Instructors love us. We come in with far less ego and no bad habits.

5 posted on 10/23/2019 3:05:22 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: jazminerose

“We come in with far less ego and no bad habits.”

My daughter is really good at shooting - she’s a natural. And takes instruction very easily.

My son - he’s good with a pistol and a rifle, but gets pretty aggravated with a shotgun shooting clays. Especially when he shoots with his younger sister!

6 posted on 10/23/2019 3:10:53 AM PDT by 21twelve (!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Let’s see: I read thru your posts: you are opinionated without fact, you take the Lord’s name in vain, you have definitely been hurt very deeply by a woman, education is nominal, you drink, you smoke, you carouse, live in a trailer park, don’t shower often, probably love sardines and would kick a cat, smack a child, not buy roses for your mother......there’s a lot more but I’m tired of typing

7 posted on 10/23/2019 3:28:06 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: jazminerose

The first handgun Mrs. L fired was a S&W 629. I loaded it with some .44 Spl cartridges for her. She loved it. Still does. After a couple dozen rounds she gave the full power loads a try.

She had no issues whatsoever. It’s now her second favorite handgun after her Kimber 1911.


8 posted on 10/23/2019 3:40:33 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Lurker
S&W 629

Have the same handgun, well ... hand cannon would be more appropriate.

Love it!

9 posted on 10/23/2019 4:04:22 AM PDT by Comment Not Approved (u)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“More special privileges due to gyny.”

This is a good thing.

10 posted on 10/23/2019 4:49:24 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: jazminerose

Brings to mind a lady I know and her 18 year-old daughter. Neither had ever shot a gun at all and they asked me to teach them how to shoot a handgun. I started them off with a Sig Mosquito (.22) and they did quite well. We moved up to a Sig P229 (9mm) and they did very well. Final gun was a Sig 1911 Scorpion (.45 ACP). My friend shot it, but found it uncomfortable to shoot. Her daughter ran several magazines through the Scorpion, handled it VERY well and said, “I like ‘em all, but I LOVE the .45.” Recoil is a state of mind...


11 posted on 10/23/2019 5:55:12 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: ManHunter


The Megastar is so heavy that it soaks up a lot of the recoil anyway.

And, when you don’t know anything else, it feels normal.

My dad was in the Navy during WW II and kept a loaded Colt .45 in the house (we lived, literally, on Rainbow Park Beach, in Chicago). I always knew exactly where it was and never had the slightest interest in it. So much for that stupid libtard myth.

When I was about 10, he took me outside and made me fire it into the dirt. I didn’t want to. But, he was adamant that I had to be able to handle it if someone got in and took him out. He would never trust my alcoholic mother.

I grew up thinking a loaded gun in the house was just normal. Ho hum.

12 posted on 10/23/2019 6:09:12 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: conservativesister

Excellent summary.

13 posted on 10/23/2019 6:10:12 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Its a private enterprise genuis not a govt program. Try to get past being unpopular in high school. 😆
14 posted on 10/23/2019 7:21:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: DoodleBob

Two of my daughters are shooters. And both can accurately shoot anything I can shoot. You name it, they’ll shoot them just as good, if not better, than most dudes.

My eldest dated a man whose father was the handgun instructor for Miami PD. One of their first dates was at a range. Him and his dad gave her the princess treatment. Then she took her turn at the line. Left both their jaws on the ground.

That’s the thing about being armed — A 120lb female doesn’t stand a chance against a 200+ lb dude. No matter what Hollywood would have us believe. But a 120lb female with a 1911 is a whole different ball game.

15 posted on 10/23/2019 7:36:34 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: jazminerose

I had a similar experience myself. In fact, my experience with guns in the house is kind of analogous to my parents’ attitude about alcohol; it was never a big deal. If I wanted a sip of beer, bourbon or a mixed drink, it was no mystery. Likewise, going out shooting was a regular occurrence, so neither my brother or I ever had any interest in playing with any of the guns, even though we could have - easily. As a result, I grew up with a healthy respect for guns and alcohol and never had an inclination to abuse either.

16 posted on 10/23/2019 8:27:55 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: Spruce
I think there are times when men and women are simply mankind. I've seen it at work. Your two daughters at the range fall into this category.

There are times when men and women are, well, men and women. I don't mean simply during childbirth or in the lavatory.

Candidly, if some/many women are women when it comes to shooting, then we should be ENCOURAGING this "segregation." Shooting a firearm isn't like playing Monopoly. This is something to be treated with respect and, dare I say, reverence. If some women can handle .357 rounds that's great - if others can't, then we shouldn't force them out of say a .38 special if that's what works for them.

If women feel more comfortable doing yoga without guys around, then let them do yoga without guys. But let's not chastise women who do coed yoga. Similarly, if a woman CAN handle a .357, then let's not talk them down because "it's too much for a girl."

And yes...the firearm is the great equalizer. As stated so perfectly years ago:

Fortunately, there is a weapon for preserving life and liberty that can be wielded effectively by almost anyone -- the handgun. Small and light enough to be carried habitually, lethal, but unlike the knife or sword, not demanding great skill or strength, it truly is the "great equalizer." Requiring only hand-eye coordination and a modicum of ability to remain cool under pressure, it can be used effectively by the old and the weak against the young and the strong, by the one against the many.

The handgun is the only weapon that would give a lone female jogger a chance of prevailing against a gang of thugs intent on rape, a teacher a chance of protecting children at recess from a madman intent on massacring them, a family of tourists waiting at a mid-town subway station the means to protect themselves from a gang of teens armed with razors and knives.

17 posted on 10/23/2019 9:08:48 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^s)
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To: ManHunter

Yes, I think parents can model a healthy relationship with guns just as they can model a healthy relationship with alcohol.

18 posted on 10/24/2019 2:16:19 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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